Business-led Prioritization - Right First Time
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  Olwyn Crutchley   Olwyn R Crutchley
Manager Information and Data
Ministry for Primary Industries


Wednesday, April 1, 2015
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Level:  Introductory

Having gained funding, resources and mandate to embark on a new BI/DW programme, how do you know where to start? This presentation shows you how to get your business stakeholders to have a meaningful, quick and easy prioritization workshop that will set your programme on the right path.

We had a recently merged organization, very little shared understanding of what data existed and its relative value and a group of stakeholders who knew very little about each other or the different segments of our business. How then to have a meaningful discussion about priorities?

We created a simple prioritization matrix and led our business groups through a workshop process that had surprising outcomes and a lot of additional benefits for our burgeoning Data Warehouse/ Business Intelligence Programme.

The presentation will cover:

  • Developing a prioritization model and toolkit to suit our business
  • What we included and why
  • Using the model
  • The process: How business representatives 'pitched' their top 3 to the governance group and how we then debated and decided what to work on
  • Some surprises and new opportunities
  • Has it worked in reality? What we learned.

Olwyn is an Information Management professional with nearly thirty years’ experience in the information and data management arena. Olwyn is currently Manager Information and Data for a major government department in New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries. In this role Olwyn has established the Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Team and established the Data Warehousing Programme as well as overseeing an ECMS migration and establishing a new GIS platform. Olwyn has a diverse range of experience in the wider IM field having previously managed teams ranging from corporate libraries, websites, and application support and document and records management.

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